Trail culture

Congrats to the 2021 PCTA Photo Contest Winners

We’re happy to present the winners of this year’s photo contest. It’s been a long year since the pandemic began in March of 2020. For many of us, it was a lost season on the PCT—and we sustained our love for the trail through photos and videos. Though it was ... Read more

An apology to the BIPOC community

On July 17, 2020, we received an open letter from BIPOC hikers addressing our “delayed, anemic, and incorrect responses to racist posts” within the Facebook group. The letter also named “failing to address your organization’s diversity issues in staffing, executive leadership, and board of directors,” which has “contributed to perpetuating ... Read more

The Trail Can Unite Us

June 3, 2020

Like so many, we are heartbroken by recent events that have highlighted the systemic racial injustice that continues to divide our country.

Thank you to those of you who have reached out to us about this issue. Our silence until now in no way reflects a lack ... Read more